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Cardiff Programme

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8.45 – 9.20 Registration and exhibition 
9.20 – 9.30

Chair’s opening remarks

Helen Lewis,  Advanced Nurse Practitioner Independent Prescriber and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

Chair’s opening remarks

Rhiannon Jones, Director of Nursing, Powys Teaching Health Board

9.30 – 10.10

65+: Keeping well with type 2 diabetes after metformin

  • Explain why it is important to keep people with diabetes well as they get older.
  • Describe the impact of diabetes on ageing.
  • Describe the impact of ageing on diabetes.
  • Consider the appropriate choice of blood glucose therapy after metformin.
  • Give advice to support people with diabetes to keep well in later life.

Jill Hill, Co-Chair, TREND-UK

Sponsored by

Perinatal mental health care in Wales

  • Overview of perinatal mental health conditions, their prevalence and impact on family.
  • Overview of key findings from ‘Bumps to Babies: Perinatal Mental Health in Wales’ research project.
  • Introduction to NSPCC’s Pregnancy in Mind service.
  • What nurses can do to help and where to access further information.

Dr Sarah Witcombe-Hayes, Senior Policy Researcher, NSPCC

10.15 – 10.55

Supporting individuals with dementia and their carers

  • The most common symptoms of dementia that we encounter.
  • Dealing with communication deficits and resistance to physical care.
  • Education and support for carers, staff and service users.

Robert Kempson, Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead
Donna Owens, Admiral Nurse

Vaccination uptake: navigating the challenges

  • Build confidence in assessing if individuals need vaccination based on their risk
  • Learn about evidence based techniques to help improve vaccine confidence in patients
  • Hear case studies about improvements in vaccination coverage rates through simple changes to practice

Pauline MacDonald, Director, Independent Nurse Consultant, Infection Matters Limited
Pauline Paterson, Co-Director Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Louise Carbutt, Practice Nurse, Cumberland House Surgery

This symposium has been organised and funded by Sanofi Pasteur.

SAGB.MIS.18.09.1372d September 2018

10.55 – 11.25

Exhibition and networking

11.25 – 12.05

Challenges in the management of COPD – improving outcomes and reducing harms

  • A review of what we know about COPD.
  • Personalisation of care.
  • Current guidelines.
  • A guide to inhaler devices and combinations.

Dr Dermot Ryan, GP, Allergy Lead, PCRS, IPCRG and Member of the EAACI
Primary Care Allergy Task Force

Organised and funded by Chiesi Ltd

A practical guide on the national shingles immunisation programme

  • Provide an overview of shingles and its possible complications.
  • Provide understanding of the shingles National Immunisation Programme including eligibility.
  • Discuss best practice examples of implementation of the programme at a local level.

Pauline MacDonald, Director, Independent Nurse Consultant, Infection Matters Limited

Sponsored by 

12.10 – 12.50

Trends and challenges in flu immunisation with a focus on adults 65 years of age and older – a 2018/2019 update

  • Overview of the most recent UK epidemiological data on influenza burden
  • Influenza vaccine recommendation for adults ≥ 65 years in 2018/19 season
  • Educational and practical guidance for adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine for adults ≥ 65 years

Dr Roger Henderson, GP and Media Medic

Sponsored by 


Red Meat: Friend or Foe?

  • Explore the role of red meat in a healthy, balanced diet by analysing the evidence.
  • Question whether the rise in vegetarian and vegan diets is good for our health.
  • Consider how to effectively communicate the health benefits of red meat.

Dr Carrie Ruxton, Freelance Dietitian


Sponsored by 

12.50 – 13.50

Exhibition and lunch

13.50 – 14.35

Keynote: Working with substance misuse in the community

  • Overview of drug and alcohol use.
  • What substance misuse services offer, what substance misuse nurses do and why it’s important.
  • Scenario based learning; warning signs, risk factors and how to offer/access further support.
  • Service user point of view; what it’s like to be on the ‘other side’.

Michelle Grice, Nurse Team Leader,  Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service   @TheGDAS

14.35 – 15.00

Exhibition, networking and refreshments
Including welsh cakes, along with tea and coffee

15.00 – 15.45

Best practice management of chronic wounds

  • Choosing the correct treatment course for optimum patient outcomes.
  • Identifying and treating cause of wounds.
  • Holistic assessment and individualised care.

Kirsten Mahoney, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Wound Healing, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

15.45 – 16.30

Diagnosis and management of menopause 

  • Diagnosis of perimenopause and menopause.
  • Managing short-term menopausal symptoms.
  • Long-term benefits and risks of HRT.

Nikki Noble, Lead Nurse Menopause, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

16.30 Close of conference 

*Please note, this information is correct at the current time. Cogora reserve the right to amend content without prior warning. 

**We would like to thank our exhibitors, sponsors and partners for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies; including Chiesi Ltd, Daiichi Sankyo Ltd, GSK, MSD, Novartis, Orion Pharma, Pfizer Ltd, Sanofi Pasteur and Seqirus. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programme where clearly labelled.

*** Your delegate badge may, with your permission, be scanned by sponsor companies in the exhibition hall and at sponsored sessions.  If you allow your badge to be scanned, you agree for those companies to contact you about their products, events and/or services – some of which may be promotional in nature. If you do not wish to be contacted by our sponsor companies you have the right to not have your badge scanned when visiting a sponsored stand in the exhibition hall or attending sponsored sessions. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the sponsor.